A #story from #Thiruvilayadal puranam- one of divine leelas of Bhagwan Shiva
Story 21 - it is about how stone elephant came to life and ate sugarcane - When Raja Abhisheka Pandyan met Ellam Valla Siddhar
கல்யானைக்கு கரும்பருத்திய படலம்
Siddhar laughed & replied to Raja that he was from Kasi. He had heard a lot about Madurai in Kashi.Also told that this place is a Mukti Kshetram,so he had come to stay here.
Raja took Sugarcane from that person.
After some time,Abhisheka Pandyan was blessed with a baby boy.
2📸- sculpture depicting this story is present in Puthu mandapam premises outside the temple near amman sannidhi entrance.
Will post it next week.Thanks for reading.
To read prev 20 #Thiruvilayadal stories 👇
A #story from #Thiruvilayadal puranam- one of divine leelas of Bhagwan Shiva #threadseries #madurai— SK (@sk_diary1) April 23, 2021
Story 20 - it is about antics of Bhagwan Shiva as Ellam Valla Siddhar
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Drawing pic - artist name - Sirpi sir
Source txt-Based on my understanding of Divine Games of Shiva/Thiruvilayadal Puranam/various blogs with these stories
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Events happened when#Hanuman went to get Sanjeevani herbs from dronagiri hills in Himalayas
It is beautifully craved in one of the pillars of Sesharaya mandapa in Srirangam Temple,TN
Laxmana was hurt after the battle with Indrajit,son of Ravana.He was wounded badly.Hanuman approached the Royal Physician Sushena for advice.Sushena asked Hanuman to rush to Dronagiri Hills and fetch four important plants.
4 plants/herbs:-Mrutha sanjeevani (restorer of life), Vishalyakarani (remover of arrows), Sandhanakarani (restorer of the skin) and Savarnyakarani (restorer of skin colour)
Reference:- Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, 74th chapter, Yuddakanda, Slokas 29-34
Hanuman flew across the ocean n reaches the dronagiri hills &since he couldn’t identify the specific herbs,he uproots the dronagiri hill &brings it back in time to save laxman.
What happened in hills:-
Ravana heard from his spies that hanuman has went in search of medicinal herb.
So Ravana sent his uncle Kalanemi to stop or delay Hanuman at any cost. Kalanemi disguises as a Rishi welcomes Hanuman in his asharam in the hills & then he persuades Hanuman to have a bath in a pond.
In Tamil Kol means planets,Aru means cut- set of songs in Kolaru Pathigam addresses all Navagrahas& last 2 lines of every song with end a plea to Bhagwan Shiva to reduce/erase the ill effects of Navagrahas
கோளறு பதிகம் - This pathigam was sung by Thirugnana Sambandar at Thirumaraikadu Kshetram -Vedaranyam,Tamilnadu
Thirugnana Sambandar & Appar(Thirunavukkarasar) travelled together to various Shiva Alayam to spread shivam & bhakti among people.They both reached Thirumaraikadu.
Appar & Sambandar were asked to enter the temple through side entrance.The main door was locked by Vedas many years ago.Appar&Sambandar sang devotional hymns praising Shiva, after which the gates opened & closed.After which main door opened for all.
After darshan of Bhagwan Shiva at Thirumaraikkadu,Sambandar received a message to travel to Madurai.
During that time, Samanam was on the rise in the Pandya Kingdom.The Pandya King converted to Samanam.The Queen Mangaiyarkkarasi was a staunch Shiva devotee and was upset.
Kularchirai Nayanar ,Chief Minister of Pandya kingdom was in agony by the turn of events.Queen requested Kulachirai Nayanar to escort Thiru gnana Sambandar to Madurai.Kularchirai Nayanar met Thiru gnana Sambandar at Thirumaraikkadu & requested him to visit Madurai.
Lalitha Sahasranamam -1000 names of Devi originated.
It is in Lalithambigai temple -Thirumeeyachur,Near Mayiladuthurai,TN
There is a Legend #story & it is related to this beautiful #sculpture of Kshetrapuraneswarar & Ambal Lalithambigai #Thread 👇
It is believed that this is birth place of Kashyapa Maharishi’s sons, Arunan& Garudan. Arunan(charioteer of Surya)was physically handicapped.He was a Shiva devotee.Arunan wanted to visit Kailash to have Shiva Darshan,but Surya Dev denied permission.
So Arunan disguised as a girl & was on his way to Kailash.On the way Surya Dev saw this girl & outraged her modesty.Shiva was very angry with Suryan for misbehaviour & cursed him to get darkened. Whole world plunged into darkness.Surya Dev pleaded to Bhagwan Shiv to forgive him.
Shiva Bhagwan asked him to go to Thirumiyachur & worship him there. As advised, Surya Dev performed rigorous penance, placed murthi of Shiva& Parvathy on an elephant & took them to the clouds.Shiva in this temple is known as Meganathaswamy,Devi is known as Lalithambigai
Even after severe penance,Shiva does appear,so Surya Dev cries out in agony.Disturbed by his call, Parvathy protests.Siva pacifies her & offers relief to Surya Dev.The sculpture of Shiva pacifying Ambal shows her sullen from one angle &smiling from another.
Lakhs of people perform Ganga Snan all around the year.
There is an interesting story which explains that mere Ganga Snan won’t wash away paap or help in achieving Moksha.
Once Bhagwan Shiva&Parvati Devi was traveling on earth.Parvati saw so many people heading towards River Ganga to take bath.Parvati wondered if all these people will attain Moksha by bathing in Ganga&asked to Shiva.If they get moksha then there would not be enough space in swarga.
Shiva laughed&said that only a few among them will get Moksha.Only a person who has come with firm belief,devotion& pious mind will get Moksha.
Most of these people who take ganga snan have come to perform it as a mere custom.Some are here to show off that they are religious.
Bhagwan Shiva also told Paravati that one who is really praying for Moksha will attain it on this earth itself&for such people taking ganga snan¬ taking it is of same value.
Devi argued that lakhs of people have come from far off places for ganga snan must be spiritual &good.
Shiva agreed to prove that he was right.Shiva disguised as a sick person with leprosy.Parvati devi as his beautiful wife&went to banks of Ganga.Parvati devi as wife started asking people to help her husband perform Ganga Snan so that he will be cured of leprosy,but in vain.
Story 24 - it is about why Nataraja in Velliyambalam/Silver Dance Hall changed his pose to stand on left leg & raise right leg.
கால் மாறி ஆடிய படலம்
Earlier,Bhagwan Shiva performed Sadhya thadavam as per requests of Pathajali & Vyaghrapada Rishis after Wedding as the convyed to Sundareswarar that they usually have food only after seeing the dance of Thillai https://t.co/VIpzT0n0Kc see this story 👇
After Vikrama Pandyan, his son Rajasekara Pandyan ruled Madurai Kingdom.Rajsekaran mastered various art forms.Out of 64 art form,except for Natyam- he mastered 63 art forms.
He was very devoted towards Chokkanathar & Velliyambalam Nataraja who is Supreme master of Dance/Bharatam
He didn't attempt to learn Bharatam. He considered it will be a disrespect to practice due to his bhakti towards Nataraja/Bhagwan shiva.
During that time,Chola kingdom was ruled by Karikala Cholan.He was a great king&he patronized all art forms.He has learnt all 64 art forms.
Once a poet from Chola kingdom visited the court of Rajasekara Pandyan.After paying tributes,the poet said that his Raja was master of 64 arts,but pandyan knew only 63.Pandyan felt insulted,but realised that it might be God's will to make him learn Natyam.
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Sam is my middle child & he’s a terror. A “boy’s boy” as so many (not me) would say. He’s rough and tumble, he’s loud, he’s always dirty, loves trucks, plays sports and knee drops me from the couch. But he also loves a lot of “girl” things.
Sam has a collection of purses because he likes to carry things around. And he also loves to have his nails painted bright colors because he thinks they “look beautiful.” And he’s right – they are beautiful…
So he proudly wore his red nail polish to kindergarten this morning because Sam has absolutely no concept of nail polish only being for girls or reason to think anyone would possibly have a problem with beautiful nails.
But his classmates did have a problem. A big one. Sam was ridiculed for being a boy with nail polish. They called him names and told him to take it off. This lasted the entire day.
Unfortunately the "This work includes the identification of viral sequences in bat samples, and has resulted in the isolation of three bat SARS-related coronaviruses that are now used as reagents to test therapeutics and vaccines." were BEFORE the
chimeric infectious clone grants were there.https://t.co/DAArwFkz6v is in 2017, Rs4231.
https://t.co/UgXygDjYbW is in 2016, RsSHC014 and RsWIV16.
https://t.co/krO69CsJ94 is in 2013, RsWIV1. notice that this is before the beginning of the project
starting in 2016. Also remember that they told about only 3 isolates/live viruses. RsSHC014 is a live infectious clone that is just as alive as those other "Isolates".
P.D. somehow is able to use funds that he have yet recieved yet, and send results and sequences from late 2019 back in time into 2015,2013 and 2016!
https://t.co/4wC7k1Lh54 Ref 3: Why ALL your pangolin samples were PCR negative? to avoid deep sequencing and accidentally reveal Paguma Larvata and Oryctolagus Cuniculus?
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